Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 170 397
Rank change year-on-year +95 +227 +683
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 6,741 3,523 1,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.91% 2.06% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 2.28% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,371 2,875 1,377
UK median annual salary £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 156,453 154,494 180,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.82% 90.55% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 125,648 126,607 150,063
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 27 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +90 6,373 £65,000 +6.56% 1,036
London +51 4,004 £70,000 +3.70% 626
UK excluding London +133 2,616 £52,500 +5.00% 486
South East +105 754 £57,500 +4.55% 114
North of England +133 634 £47,500 +5.56% 145
North West +146 440 £50,000 +11.11% 81
Midlands +74 368 £50,000 +5.26% 67
South West +64 312 £50,000 +5.26% 37
East of England +137 274 £60,000 +9.09% 46
Scotland +65 216 £52,000 -5.45% 51
West Midlands +5 194 £50,000 +17.65% 37
East Midlands +113 177 £57,500 -4.17% 29
Yorkshire +53 166 £45,000 - 56
Wales +38 48 £40,000 -21.95% 15
North East -10 29 £45,000 - 8
Northern Ireland - 12 £50,000 - 11

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 4,573 (67.84%) Agile Software Development
2 3,480 (51.62%) Java
3 2,391 (35.47%) Amazon AWS
4 2,261 (33.54%) TDD
5 2,219 (32.92%) DevOps
6 2,056 (30.50%) JavaScript
7 2,000 (29.67%) Software Engineering
8 1,773 (26.30%) Docker
9 1,668 (24.74%) .NET
10 1,661 (24.64%) C#
11 1,633 (24.22%) Finance
12 1,560 (23.14%) Spring
13 1,524 (22.61%) SQL
14 1,517 (22.50%) Scrum
15 1,514 (22.46%) AngularJS
16 1,503 (22.30%) Continuous Integration
17 1,481 (21.97%) RESTful
18 1,441 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
19 1,346 (19.97%) REST
20 1,319 (19.57%) Web Services
21 1,206 (17.89%) NoSQL
22 1,166 (17.30%) Python
23 1,112 (16.50%) Git (software)
23 1,112 (16.50%) React
24 1,087 (16.13%) Linux
25 1,081 (16.04%) HTML
26 1,048 (15.55%) Jenkins
27 1,005 (14.91%) SOA
28 986 (14.63%) MVC
29 978 (14.51%) BDD

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 392 (5.82%) Elasticsearch
2 208 (3.09%) Apache Spark
3 189 (2.80%) Confluence
4 163 (2.42%) Tomcat
5 143 (2.12%) CMS
6 137 (2.03%) Apache
7 81 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 77 (1.14%) Apache Solr
9 76 (1.13%) OpenStack
10 71 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
11 69 (1.02%) EPiServer
12 68 (1.01%) JBoss
13 59 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
14 57 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 50 (0.74%) NServiceBus
16 48 (0.71%) nginx
17 43 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 39 (0.58%) IIS
19 38 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
20 36 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
2 10 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.15%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.10%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.10%) HipChat
5 5 (0.074%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.030%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.015%) InVision
7 1 (0.015%) Mingle
7 1 (0.015%) Weka
Business Applications
1 60 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (0.50%) Eloqua
3 30 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
4 28 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
5 12 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.074%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.074%) Magento
7 5 (0.074%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.059%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
9 3 (0.045%) Distributed Ledger
10 1 (0.015%) Adobe Campaign
10 1 (0.015%) BASE24
10 1 (0.015%) Eagle PACE
10 1 (0.015%) Endur
10 1 (0.015%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.015%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.015%) Postilion
10 1 (0.015%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2,391 (35.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1,441 (21.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 399 (5.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 328 (4.87%) SaaS
5 278 (4.12%) Serverless
6 267 (3.96%) PaaS
7 174 (2.58%) IaaS
8 167 (2.48%) GitHub
9 135 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 129 (1.91%) OpenShift
11 126 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
11 126 (1.87%) npm
12 124 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
13 115 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
14 108 (1.60%) Amazon S3
15 66 (0.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 42 (0.62%) Slack
17 40 (0.59%) Amazon SQS
18 37 (0.55%) Office 365
19 27 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 220 (3.26%) HTTP
2 133 (1.97%) TCP/IP
3 78 (1.16%) Internet
4 42 (0.62%) DNS
4 42 (0.62%) Firewall
5 32 (0.47%) SSH
6 26 (0.39%) AMQP
7 25 (0.37%) SSL
8 22 (0.33%) SMS
9 21 (0.31%) SMPP
10 19 (0.28%) Broadband
11 18 (0.27%) IPv4
11 18 (0.27%) IPv6
12 15 (0.22%) SNMP
13 14 (0.21%) LAN
13 14 (0.21%) VPN
14 13 (0.19%) Ethernet
14 13 (0.19%) Network Security
14 13 (0.19%) SMTP
14 13 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,206 (17.89%) NoSQL
2 842 (12.49%) SQL Server
3 722 (10.71%) MongoDB
4 626 (9.29%) Big Data
5 484 (7.18%) MySQL
6 417 (6.19%) Relational Database
7 394 (5.84%) PostgreSQL
8 387 (5.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 251 (3.72%) Hadoop
10 180 (2.67%) RDBMS
11 169 (2.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 152 (2.25%) Redis
13 132 (1.96%) Blockchain
14 72 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
15 70 (1.04%) Couchbase
15 70 (1.04%) HBase
16 64 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
17 62 (0.92%) CouchDB
18 48 (0.71%) Neo4j
19 44 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1,112 (16.50%) Git (software)
2 1,048 (15.55%) Jenkins
3 519 (7.70%) Maven
4 509 (7.55%) JIRA
5 350 (5.19%) TeamCity
6 330 (4.90%) Selenium
7 319 (4.73%) Octopus Deploy
8 277 (4.11%) JUnit
9 276 (4.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 268 (3.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 252 (3.74%) Cucumber
12 235 (3.49%) Subversion
13 221 (3.28%) Visual Studio
14 203 (3.01%) Gradle
15 147 (2.18%) Vagrant
16 124 (1.84%) gulp
17 120 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
18 117 (1.74%) Bitbucket
19 101 (1.50%) NUnit
19 101 (1.50%) webpack
General
1 1,633 (24.22%) Finance
2 576 (8.54%) Banking
3 519 (7.70%) Retail
4 346 (5.13%) Games
5 208 (3.09%) Marketing
6 161 (2.39%) Front Office
7 144 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 131 (1.94%) Financial Institution
9 130 (1.93%) Advertising
10 123 (1.82%) Telecoms
11 103 (1.53%) Law
12 91 (1.35%) Manufacturing
13 77 (1.14%) Legal
14 72 (1.07%) Back Office
15 65 (0.96%) Publishing
16 46 (0.68%) Electronics
17 41 (0.61%) Retail Banking
18 30 (0.45%) Online Betting
19 28 (0.42%) Automotive
20 21 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,612 (53.58%) Developer
2 1,604 (23.79%) Java Developer
3 877 (13.01%) Senior Developer
4 871 (12.92%) Software Engineer
5 816 (12.11%) Architect
6 683 (10.13%) .NET Developer
7 576 (8.54%) Java Engineer
8 572 (8.49%) C# Developer
9 439 (6.51%) Senior Java Developer
10 413 (6.13%) Java Software Engineer
11 396 (5.87%) Solutions Architect
12 388 (5.76%) Lead Developer
13 359 (5.33%) Software Developer
14 356 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
15 355 (5.27%) DevOps Engineer
16 275 (4.08%) Full Stack Developer
17 246 (3.65%) AWS Developer
18 223 (3.31%) JavaScript Developer
19 215 (3.19%) Agile Developer
20 209 (3.10%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,668 (24.74%) .NET
2 1,560 (23.14%) Spring
3 1,514 (22.46%) AngularJS
4 1,481 (21.97%) RESTful
5 1,346 (19.97%) REST
6 1,319 (19.57%) Web Services
7 1,112 (16.50%) React
8 1,081 (16.04%) HTML
9 965 (14.32%) Node.js
10 864 (12.82%) CSS
11 736 (10.92%) Spring Boot
12 687 (10.19%) ASP.NET
13 579 (8.59%) HTML5
14 549 (8.14%) ASP.NET Web API
15 515 (7.64%) J2EE
16 489 (7.25%) Hibernate
17 455 (6.75%) Kafka
18 392 (5.82%) RabbitMQ
19 382 (5.67%) jQuery
20 363 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 696 (10.32%) Greenfield Project
2 570 (8.46%) Fintech
3 497 (7.37%) Computer Science
4 402 (5.96%) User Experience
5 306 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
6 257 (3.81%) Mobile App
7 241 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
8 220 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
9 192 (2.85%) Cloud Native
10 170 (2.52%) Algorithms
11 135 (2.00%) Public Cloud
12 116 (1.72%) Data Structures
13 114 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
14 105 (1.56%) Hedge funds
15 96 (1.42%) Online Games
16 95 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
17 77 (1.14%) Private Cloud
18 75 (1.11%) Data Centre
19 71 (1.05%) Management Information System
20 69 (1.02%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1,087 (16.13%) Linux
2 362 (5.37%) Windows
3 275 (4.08%) Unix
4 168 (2.49%) Android
5 151 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 58 (0.86%) Ubuntu
7 45 (0.67%) Debian
8 42 (0.62%) CentOS
9 35 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (0.45%) Windows Server
11 17 (0.25%) FreeBSD
12 14 (0.21%) Nucleus RTOS
13 13 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 12 (0.18%) CoreOS
15 10 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.059%) AIX
16 4 (0.059%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.059%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.059%) Solaris
17 3 (0.045%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,573 (67.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2,261 (33.54%) TDD
3 2,219 (32.92%) DevOps
4 2,000 (29.67%) Software Engineering
5 1,517 (22.50%) Scrum
6 1,503 (22.30%) Continuous Integration
7 1,005 (14.91%) SOA
8 986 (14.63%) MVC
9 978 (14.51%) BDD
10 933 (13.84%) Test Automation
11 842 (12.49%) Open Source
12 815 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
13 723 (10.73%) Mentoring
14 704 (10.44%) OO
15 688 (10.21%) Continuous Delivery
16 611 (9.06%) E-Commerce
17 481 (7.14%) SDLC
18 454 (6.73%) SOLID
19 437 (6.48%) Pair Programming
20 431 (6.39%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3,480 (51.62%) Java
2 2,056 (30.50%) JavaScript
3 1,661 (24.64%) C#
4 1,524 (22.61%) SQL
5 1,166 (17.30%) Python
6 941 (13.96%) Java 8
7 616 (9.14%) Scala
8 416 (6.17%) PHP
9 399 (5.92%) Ruby
10 350 (5.19%) Go
11 237 (3.52%) C++
12 231 (3.43%) Bash Shell
13 230 (3.41%) PowerShell
14 226 (3.35%) T-SQL
15 183 (2.71%) TypeScript
16 165 (2.45%) C
17 129 (1.91%) Groovy
18 115 (1.71%) Perl
19 106 (1.57%) ES6
20 101 (1.50%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 671 (9.95%) Degree
2 210 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 85 (1.26%) Security Cleared
4 65 (0.96%) Master's Degree
5 64 (0.95%) SAFe Agilist
6 55 (0.82%) AWS Certification
6 55 (0.82%) SC Cleared
7 34 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 32 (0.47%) Sun Certification
9 27 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
11 23 (0.34%) ISTQB
12 22 (0.33%) ISEB
13 21 (0.31%) PhD
14 15 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 15 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
15 12 (0.18%) DV Cleared
16 10 (0.15%) CISSP
16 10 (0.15%) PMI Certification
17 7 (0.10%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 400 (5.93%) QA
2 169 (2.51%) GCP
3 95 (1.41%) GDPR
4 58 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.33%) SLA
6 19 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.15%) PMO
10 7 (0.10%) PSD2
11 4 (0.059%) MiFID
11 4 (0.059%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.045%) COBIT
13 2 (0.030%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.030%) EMIR
13 2 (0.030%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.030%) SEPA
14 1 (0.015%) BS7666
14 1 (0.015%) HL7
14 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,773 (26.30%) Docker
2 74 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 27 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 19 (0.28%) HDFS
6 16 (0.24%) iptables
7 14 (0.21%) Apache Flume
8 13 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 12 (0.18%) Active Directory
10 7 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.059%) LXC
12 3 (0.045%) Gluster
12 3 (0.045%) KVM
12 3 (0.045%) NFS
12 3 (0.045%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.045%) vSphere
12 3 (0.045%) Xen
13 2 (0.030%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.030%) XenApp
13 2 (0.030%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 706 (10.47%) Ansible
2 674 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 537 (7.97%) Puppet
4 527 (7.82%) Terraform
5 496 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
6 79 (1.17%) Consul
7 65 (0.96%) Kibana
8 52 (0.77%) Rundeck
9 45 (0.67%) Salt
10 39 (0.58%) Mesos
10 39 (0.58%) Prometheus
11 35 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
12 31 (0.46%) Marathon
13 30 (0.45%) Packer
14 28 (0.42%) Nagios
15 25 (0.37%) ZABBIX
16 24 (0.36%) Grafana
17 23 (0.34%) Rancher
18 22 (0.33%) logstash
19 17 (0.25%) Icinga
Vendors
1 589 (8.74%) Microsoft
2 425 (6.30%) Google
3 385 (5.71%) Oracle
4 144 (2.14%) SAP
5 99 (1.47%) Splunk
6 96 (1.42%) VMware
7 91 (1.35%) WorldPay
8 86 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 79 (1.17%) IBM
10 72 (1.07%) Sitecore
11 64 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 63 (0.93%) RedGate
13 57 (0.85%) MuleSoft
13 57 (0.85%) ServiceNow
14 56 (0.83%) Atlassian
15 53 (0.79%) Xamarin
15 53 (0.79%) Zend
16 52 (0.77%) Delphix
17 48 (0.71%) Capita
18 47 (0.70%) hybris